I’m back baby!

I was actually planning to post the first of a new series of Running Eats today, but that will have to wait. I have news!

Drumroll please…

I’m back running!!!

coming back as a finalist
Oh yeahhhhhh

The excitement is real.

So this morning I went to see my lovely physio for a 3 week follow up. When I first saw him, I was given 3 key exercises to alleviate my PF, all of which I had done religiously.

I went to my appointment this morning fully expecting to be told I wasn’t ready to go back to training. I had prepared myself for the embarrassment of crying in front of my very charming Irish phsyio, and even considered the possibility that crying might make himΒ change his mind. (I’m not proud of this!)

But I was pleasantly surprised when he said everything looked much better, and that I was allowed to run again. He even stuck me on a treadmill and had a look at my form.

Some caveats:

  1. Week 1: 2 runs, 20 mins max, very easy pace
  2. Week 2: 3 runs, 30 mins max, very easy pace
  3. I have to check in via email after the first 2 weeks
  4. I will have some Plantar Fasciitis symptoms but that’s okay
  5. I have to work on picking my feet up more when I run. This feels really weird at the moment, but I’m told it’ll activate my glutes more, taking strain off my hamstrings. I’m also reassured that this is how Kenyan Olympians train πŸ˜€
  6. IΒ may be allowed to run a Half in December.Β Maybe.

Needless to say, I amΒ so freakin’ excited to get out for a run this week! But also terrified- I don’t want to get sidelined again by injury again!

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Yay for Winter Running! Who’s excited about the training season to come?

Lots of love

Pippa

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24 thoughts on “I’m back baby!

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  2. Great you are back on track! May I ask which exercises you found the most helpful for healing your PF? I am myself battling against this (although it sounds it is not as bad yet as what you experienced), and I would love to hear your experience. Many thanks, and enjoy your runs!

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    1. Hi! Thanks for getting in touch πŸ™‚ i’m actually thinking about writing a whole other post on PF (not that i’m an expert, just that I did a lot of research!) This is the one I found most useful: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/25/20/01/252001c6ebc4d9897a1d9c9799d18494.jpg (I hope that URL works!)

      I also did a lot of icing (rolling a frozen water bottle under my feet, but really getting in there and breaking up the tension- warning- it hurts!)

      I also found my calves (which are part of the problem with PF) responded really well to hot hot baths. I would treat it like a job not relaxation lol, just sit in a hot bath for 25 mins, and then when I got out I’d put compression socks on and elevate my legs. I have no idea if those last two steps worked but I did them anyway!

      Hope your PF feels better soon- be SO careful with it – I ignored it for like 2 months and then eventually had to suck it up and admit there was a problem (when I couldn’t walk!). Good luck!

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